Tara Thompson (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
 therapist: Tara Thompson,
Online in Illinois
Hello there! Are you on the lookout for a caring and supportive counselor who truly listens and understands? Someone who can tailor a treatment plan to suit your unique needs? Whether you're aiming to improve your emotional well-being, overcome past challenges, or find balance in your life, you've come to the right place. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families navigate through tough times, whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, low self-esteem, or struggles with addiction. I also take pride in connecting people, especially during times of isolation or significant life changes. When you work with me, it's like embarking on a journey together. We start by understanding your situation through an assessment and then craft a treatment plan that's just for you. And don't worry about fitting sessions into your schedule—I offer flexible appointment options, including evenings. My goal is simple: to ease your distress, enhance your well-being, and help you build stronger connections and a more fulfilling life. I'm genuinely passionate about mental and emotional health and find joy in helping you recognize your strengths and believe in yourself. While I only provide telehealth services, rest assured that your comfort, privacy, and safety are my top priorities. Feel free to reach out by sending me a message. I look forward to getting to know you and join you on your journey toward positive growth and change!

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Adult, Elder, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Christian clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Biofeedback/Neurofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focus Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Rational-Emotive
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Education & Credentials

Tara Thompson MS, LPC
  • Female
  • License # 178.014059
  • Licensed in Illinois
  • Practicing Since 2015
Education: Bachelor of Science, Rehabilitation Services Master of Science, Rehabilitation Counseling


  • Average Session Fee My self-pay rate is $135 per appointment.
  • Accepts Insurance
  • Anthem, Aetna, BCBS, Cigna & Evernorth, Healthlink, Optum, Tricare, UMR, United Health Care

Tara Thompson Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available Online for residents of Illinois
  • Online Therapy Details: All you need is access to the internet, along with a mobile device or a computer to get started! Online therapy will be performed using our electronic health records system called Simple Practice. You will be invited to join the Client Portal, to complete consents and all necessary onboarding documents. This software offers advanced video and telecommunication features that are proven to keep our conversations private and your personal information secure.
Tara Thompson Practice Description
My approach to therapy is grounded in evidence-based practices, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and more. For couples, I integrate proven methods like the Gottman approach and emotionally focused therapy.

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